Book: Oryx & Crake
Atwood's novel is a harsh, but compelling vision. I loved the mix of science fiction with ancient allegory. The novel portrays a world where genetic manipulation is an everyday event and corporations compete against each other through viruses and biotech warfare. Reminded me of that great line of TS Eliot's:
This is the way the world ends, Not with a bang but a whimper[The Hollow Men, 1925]
Intense but a great read. I give it 3.5 *** stars...